Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Injury updatesChone Figgins batted leadoff and played left field for Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, his third rehab game in as many days. Figgins played at third base Thursday and second base Friday. He could be cleared to return from his strained left hip flexor at some point this week.“We’ll get through that round (playing three different positions) and see what medical says,” Mattingly said. “They’ll evaluate where he’s at, what else we want him to do and go from there.”Scott Elbert could also be nearing a return after the left-hander pitched Friday and Saturday. It was the second time he’s pitched on back-to-back nights since his rehab began in June.AlsoThe deadline to sign players selected in the June amateur draft passed Friday. The Dodgers signed 33 of their 40 picks, including all of the first 18. … Matt Kemp struck out as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, replacing Yasiel Puig. He’s 0 for 8 as a pinch hitter in 2014 and 7 for 46 (.152) as a pinch hitter in his career. … Carl Crawford’s RBI was his first since May 26. … Mark Ellis grounded out as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning and is 2 for 16 (.125) against the Dodgers this season. He’s batting .187 in his first season in St. Louis. Paul Maholm pitched admirably in Beckett’s absence, throwing six scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres on July 12. But Maholm seems unlikely to make the start in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, when Beckett’s turn in the rotation comes up next.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Beckett wouldn’t even be on a lower pitch count than usual when he returns.“We’re always watching him,” Mattingly said. “Him and Danny (Haren) are kind of in the same boat. When they get into a certain range, depending on how they got there, the red flags are starting to go off.”Beckett is 6-5 with a 2.26 earned-run average in 17 starts this season, second on the staff to Clayton Kershaw. He’s averaging a little more than six innings per start.“If we have to get him to miss a turn somewhere in there, we’ll do that, but to this point he’s only missed one turn and he’s been pretty good,” Mattingly said. “We’re hoping we can do that again in the second half.” ST. LOUIS – Josh Beckett seems unlikely to miss another start after the right-hander threw a bullpen session Saturday morning at Busch Stadium without pain in his left hip.“I felt like my mechanics were a lot sharper than I was expecting them to be, and the actual feel of the bullpen, also the way my body felt, was better than I thought,” Beckett said.Drew Butera, who caught Beckett in the bullpen, said “that was as clean as I’ve seen him in a while.”Beckett tried to pitch through a left hip impingement until he went on the disabled list July 8. He then received a cortisone injection to relieve the pain. Because of how the Dodgers were able to reset their rotation around the four-day All-Star break, Beckett only missed one start.